EL VALIENTE 2018
D.O. Ribera del Duero
The Valiente comes from two vineyards located in Gumiel de Mercado
and Baños de Valdearados (Burgos) and with an age of the vineyard
between 30 and 50 years. Both plots have the particularity of having a
deep clay soil that allows to maintain moisture in the soil, even in dry
periods. In addition, the farms are oriented to the northwest and at an
altitude of 850 to 900 meters of altitude, which allows to obtain an
elegant wine, with freshness and acidity, medium concentration and
The harvest is done manually, making a thorough selection of bunches
in the field, before transporting them to the winery. In that selection,
any cluster that presents immature grapes or with signs of overripe is
Once in the cellar, the grape is unloaded and destemmed in its
entirety, carrying out fermentation in small stainless steel tanks, and
concrete, in order to control alcoholic fermentation and wine extraction.
The philosophy is the same as that used in the elaboration of his older
brothers Valdaya and Mirum: a slow and smooth infusion during
alcoholic fermentation, to obtain a smooth and textured wine. To do
this, we taste daily so that the extraction is optimal, adapting day by
day to sensation that the wine gives us in the mouth.
Once the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is taken to a 500
liter barrel of fine grade French oak and light toast, where it will carry
out the malolactic fermentation.
El Valiente is a wine that, like its older brothers, has no addition other
than sulphites. We want to preserve our elaboration concept, as natural
as possible, without the addition of acidity correctors, enzymes, or
yeasts, preserving floral and fruit aromas, without excesses of wood.
• : 14.5 % Vol.